Friday, December 9, 2011

November Stamp a Stack

I realized the other day that I had forgotten to photograph and post the cards from the final stamp a stack for the year.  We did ten Christmas cards.  Unfortunately by the time I remembered I had actually sent some of them off to the UK.  So here are photos of some of the cards we made, quality isn't too good either as the light wasn't the best when I took the photos.

Thanks for looking.

Summer Mini Catalogue Launch

Here is the third card we made on Tuesday night.  It's a very simple card using the new Stampin' Up! embossing folder 'Flower Garden'. Then I've coloured in by picking up the ink from markers scribbled on to a tile, using an Aquapainter.

Thanks to everyone who came to my launch night, I hope you all had a great night.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

December Frenzy!!


I'm so excited about this promotion, there are some fabulous stamp sets. I'm sure I wont be able to resist quite a few of them at these great prices.





Welcome Christmas
p. 22




I {Heart} Hearts
p. 28




Got Treats
p. 35




Something Sweet
p. 42




For Everything
p. 46




Cottage Garden
p. 67




Every Moment
p. 72




Awash with Flowers
p. 74




Friends Never Fade
p. 75




Ornate Blossoms
p. 75




and there's more:





Clearly For You
p. 88




Chloe Stampin’ Around®
Builder Wheel
p. 96




Padded Envelopes (3)
p. 126




Poppy Parade 1/2" (1.3 cm) Stitched-Poly Ribbon
p. 138




Blushing Bride 1/2" (1.3 cm) Stitched-Poly Ribbon
p. 138




Regals Flower Brads
p. 143




Neutrals Flower Brads
p. 143




Distressing Essentials
p. 147




Craft & Rubber Scissors
p. 149




Circle Scissor® Plus
Glass Mat
p. 149




Please contact me now if you would like to place an order, for these or anything else. The usual postage charges apply and these bargain prices are only available until 31st December or while stock lasts.



Saturday, November 26, 2011

SU Summer Mini Catalogue - out on 1st December

Here are a couple of cards we will be making at my 2011 - 2012 Summer Mini Catalogue Launch night on Tuesday 6th December.  There will be a third project made on the night too.  You will have to come along to see what that is!

The first card is made using a new DSP in the mini called  Spice Cake,  It is really gorgeous and the colours in it are Pear Pizazz, Pool Party, More Mustard, River Rock, Very Vanilla and Soft Suede.  There are large matching buttons (see in the centre of the flower).  I have stuck a circle of the paper in the middle of the button.  I think they are going to be very versatile for cards and scrapbooking.  I can imagine them on a scrap page with a photo in the centre. I've used the flower from the Blossom Party Die, embossed with the embossing folder - Petals a Plenty. The Sentiment stamp is from the hostess set Happiest Birthday Wishes and the trim is made using the Lace Ribbon Border.

This second card uses the sparkly new embossing powder Iridescent Ice, and the gorgeous silver and red Glimmer Paper. There's a Glimmer brad there, to add to the Bling effect, and the sentiment is from the Heard From the Heart set.

Bye for now,

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Tuesday's Technique Class

Here are the two cards we made at Tuesday's technique class.  The card on the left features the rosette and the card on the right is a Zig Zag card.  The girls that came were very impress with what they created.  I think these are two very classy cards, I hope you agree.

Thanks for visiting my blog, hope you come back soon.


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Big Shot Promotion

A Sale to 'Die' For!

During November, get 10 percent off select Big Shot dies. Use these exclusive dies to create fabulous shapes, embossing, and more!

(Call or email me to order any of the following Big Shot Items, or anything else).
Page Item Description Retail Price 10% Off Price
156 117332 Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die $21.95 $19.75
156 114515 Flower Burst Embosslits Die $21.95 $19.75
157 114517 Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $14.95 $13.45
157 116824 Petals-a-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $14.95 $13.45
157 119277 Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $14.95 $13.45
158 113440 Buttons #5 Sizzlits® Die $9.95 $8.95
159 113466 Pillow Box BigzT Die $36.95 $33.25
159 114507 Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die $39.95 $35.95
159 120903 Scallop Square Duo Bigz Die $39.95 $35.95
160 115953 Mover & Shapers Punch Windows $54.95 $49.45
160 120893 Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die $69.95 $62.95
160 121810 Petal Cone Bigz L Die $59.95 $53.95
Don't have a Big Shot? Get 10% off our exclusive Big Shot Bundle! The Big Shot Bundle (item 128944) includes the following:
Retail Value
10% Off Price
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die
Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Embossing Folder


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Patchwork Bag using the Big Shot

I bought the fabric ages ago, (before Stampin' Up! started selling fabric).  I have been meaning to attempt one of these bags since then.  So during the last school holidays I finally got around to it.

I used the scalloped Square die and the Big Shot to cut out all the pieces.  You can cut through eight layers of material at a time! I cut out the coordinating fabrics and the same number of squares in a lime green fabric, that is on the inside of the bag.  I also cut out squares of wadding to go in between the two squares.  I cut them by hand slightly smaller so that the wadding wouldn't show when the squares were joined together.   I made a 'sandwich of the lime, wadding + coloured fabric and stitched each of these together with an X through the middle, then joined them all together to form the bag.

 I made  this felt flower as the fastner.

Even though it isn't really my style, I was quite please with the final result.

Back to cards.  Here is a couple of photos of the Stamp a Stack cards from last week.  Another marathon night,  I never learn do I!  I really am determind to make the next lot of Stamp a Stack cards more simple.

These bottom cards were made using the 'one sheet wonder' technique. We used the Delicate Doilies stamp set and the colours are Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade and Island Indigo.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Simply Stockings Promotion

Check out this fabulous offer from Stampin' Up! for the month of October: Just in time to get started on your Christmas cards.

For a closer look at the punch and the stamp set go here

Dates: 1–31 October
Promotion Details:
Purchase the Stitched Stocking Stamp Set and Stocking Tag Punch early--before the debut of the

2011 Summer Mini Catalogue.
Host a $450 workshop, and receive the Stitched Stocking Stamp Set and Stocking Tag Punch for free.
Things to Remember:
 There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this offer.
  • There are no limits on the quantity that can be purchased.
  • Order deadlines:
    • Monday, 31 October 2011; 5:20 PM (AEST)
Hostess Promotion
  • Limit of one stamp set and one punch for every qualifying workshop. Workshops over the
    qualifying amount will not receive multiple sets or punches.
  • Hostess may choose either the wood-mount or clear-mount set. Clear blocks are not included
    in the clear-mount set.
Contact me if you would like any further details on this offer, or to place an order.


    Saturday, October 1, 2011

    Fashion Parade pictures (proud Mum).

    This is nothing to do with card making, papercraft or anything like that, but I just wanted to share with you. We were in Perth last weekend to attend a couple of fashion parades. One was designs by students from the Central Insitute of Technology, and the other was part of the Perth Fashion Festival. It was the Students Runway, featuring outfits designed by some of the top fashion design students in the state. 
    This is the outfit our daughter designed and made for the Perth Fashion Festival,  Student Runway. She made the head dress too!

    The outfits below were what she made for the student parade.

    Congratulations Ash, your designs are all so gorgeous, just like you!! 

    Thank you everyone for looking, and indulging a very proud Mum.